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  • PhD commando improves US/Afghan cultural communication

    He walks into the library holding a large box. It is a huge library, the Muir S. Fairchild Research Information Center on Maxwell, but his size makes it look small. His left arm is covered in a full-sleeve tattoo, and on his right is a family crest. He flashes a big smile and extends his hand in a warm greeting. Cradled by his crested arm, the box
  • Capt. Lillian Kinkella Keil: A legacy of military medical service

    The 59th Medical Wing celebrates Nurse and Technician Appreciation Week May 6-12, and this week's Airmen heritage contribution honors one of the greatest military heroes - medical or otherwise - Capt. Lillian Kinkella Keil.One of the most decorated women in American military history, Keil was part of 425 combat evacuation missions in World War II
  • LeMay Center commander uses diverse background to serve Airmen

    As the child of a missionary growing up among the Ndu tribe in the West African nation of the Republic of Cameroon, Steven Kwast and local children rubbed mud and ash from the previous night's fires into their hair to mimic the appearance of respected tribal elders.In a region of the world that now Maj. Gen. Steven Kwast spent some of his formative
  • A journey remembered; Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Hepburn retires

    The commander of the Air Force's largest medical wing has spent more than four decades fulfilling two childhood loves: aviation and medicine.The melding of these two passions for the past 38 years on active duty reaches its conclusion Friday morning when Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Byron Hepburn, 59th Medical Wing commander and Deputy Director of the San
  • Born dead: AF medical excellence leads Airman back to where her life began

    What would you do to repay someone for saving your life? How far would you go?Col. Katherine Rearden, 59th Medical Wing Clinical Research Division chief, answers that question every day of her life."If I was going to be born dead anywhere, I thank God it was here in San Antonio at Lackland Air Force Base," she said. This is not a simple statement
  • Scenario-based training prepares student pilots for real operations

    An audience of C-17 Globemaster III cargo aircraft pilots sits attentively as the briefer in the front of the room emphasizes the key points of their mission. The projection screen behind him depicts known locations of hostile troops, associated air defense artillery and radar range envelopes. The combined force commander's intent, he briefs, is
  • CCAF opens doors for prior enlisted officer

    It was never really something he looked into. His father served for 20 years, but joining the military didn't cross the then high school student's mind. His plan was to go to college and get a computer science degree.Sports and educational scholarships covered some of his expenses to attend two colleges, Jackson State University and Mississippi
  • Airman serves Air Force and deaf community

     "I don't do what I do in pursuit of reciprocation. Instead, I do what I do in pursuit of the ongoing gratification that I feel each time I use my hands to provide a voice for those who may never actually hear one." These words belong to Airman 1st Class Shaney Scott, an enterprise service desk technician for the 690th Network Support Squadron at
  • "One Boy USO" brings mission to Keesler

    Cody Jackson brought his personal mission to thank military members to Keesler last week.The soft-spoken 11-year-old from Alpharetta, Ga., made Keesler a part of his ongoing quest to thank as many military members as he can by shaking their hands, welcoming them home from deployment or sending care packages to military members serving overseas. In
  • Failure sparks change

    "I worked too hard and waited too long to join the Air Force just to get kicked out because of physical training."That's what Airman 1st Class Samuel Hahn said when he failed his PT test in September 2013. Hahn, a 47th Medical Group Public Health technician, attributes his failure to three main components:"I had no social life, no priorities and no
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